Bowen gives a tutorial on Indy 500. This video might help me to not drain after missing one shot on this game like I usually do. Maybe I need to start implementing “sock mode” too.

After about 10 minutes of Bowen dominating this game, I thought that he might actually go for the legendary 2,A00,000,000 award.

Yes, I did mean the 2.A Billion point award. It makes sense, believe me. I saw in a glass off video demo of this game that I wish I could find now.

The story goes like this:

The game has four goals to complete. When you complete one you can score a victory lap. Each victory lap is worth 200 million points.

However, if you can collect more than one victory lap at the same time, it’s worth more points.

  • One victory lap is worth 200,000,000 points.
  • Collecting two victory laps at the same time is worth 500,000,000 points
    • (200,000,000 + 300,000,000)
  • Collecting three victory laps at the same time is worth 900,000,000 points
    • (200,000,000 + 300,000,000 + 400,000,000)
  • Collecting all four victory laps at the same time is worth 1,400,000,000 points
    • (200,000,000 + 300,000,000 + 400,000,000 + 500,000,000)

There is an Speedway award that gives 3X playfield scoring. So if you can get all four victory laps with 3X playfield running your get 4,200,000,000 points!

  • 3X (200,000,000 + 300,000,000 + 400,000,000 + 500,000,000)

But the game puts the first two digits in hexadecimal for some reason, I guess it’s a bug, I don’t know. But 42 in hexadecimal is 2A. So instead of seeing 4,200,000,000, you see 2,A00,000,000 on the display.

I did not say there would be no math. ^_^